Tuesday, September 16, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): Ebay




sweater, jeans ~ thrifted
shoes ~ Target
scarf ~ gift from mom
earrings ~ Opitz

Sometimes I see things at thrift stores that I buy solely to resell on Ebay. I just can't pass up a truly good deal. Mostly if it's a good deal and something that I love and fits me, I will just buy it for myself. But many times I find a perfect pair of vintage cowboy boots that are not my size (or any of my sisters' or mom's sizes), and I just can't stop thinking about what a waste it is if no one were to buy them (yes, I get sentimental about boots). So I buy them.

The problem, though, is that I then get lazy. And I end up with a pile of really great vintage boots in my basement that don't fit me or my sisters or mom, and every time I see them, I think, "this week I will just sit down and post these all to Ebay." And then I walk away and forget about them...until the next time I see them.

So my vow, on this blog, in front of you all, is that I will list all the boots I own, but can't wear, on Ebay before the end of October. That gives me ample time. I can't lie to you guys, so now I have to do it!! (And if you're on the hunt for cute vintage cowboy boots, let me know!)

xo,
megan bird

20 comments:

  1. Have any size 10's? I have a friend who dearly loves cowboy boots but has a terrible time finding some to fit her.

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  2. I'm intrigued. Any 9s? I also need to go through my closet and list on Poshmark or eBay. I vow to list by end of October too.

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  3. This is such a cute outfit! I absolutely LOVE your blue scarf and leopard booties! I have a ton of stuff I need to try to list AND sell before our move at the end of October (only moving like 5 miles from where we are now) but I'm really ready to get rid of everything that doesn't fit!

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  4. If any of them are a size 8 (which never seems to happen with vintage boots!), I'm in! :)

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  5. Size 7?? Put them out at the Blogger/Instagram get together, lol. I bet they'd all find new homes that way! I am lazy too, I tried doing an Instagram shop but I just was too lazy to really make it work well, so I have a rack of clothes to get rid of too.

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  6. I have stuff like that around my house to. I find it such a pain to see stuff online. Good luck with selling them.

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  7. Some people make good money doing that! I have the same problem (about getting sentimental about pieces that don't fit me that is) so I completely understand. Maybe I'll get lucky and you'll have some to fit my big ole honkin feet!

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  8. See? You already have so many interested buyers. You should get on that asap! Love this fall look.

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  9. You can sell from your smartphone! It's the only thing that motivated me to finally go through a pile in my closet. :)

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  10. CUTE! CUTE look! I love the fuzzy sweater with the scarf! LMAO I used to post to-do lists on the bottom of each blog post, so that the entire internet knew that I had to do the thing. It sometimes worked! I have faith in you, you will do it! :)

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  11. Great idea! Or you could do a blog sale through paypal? I'd love to see some of the stuff you find.
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the blue scarf, and that's a great idea. I know many bloggers who sell to other bloggers, Insta-buying, excellent!
    /Madison
    http://fashiontalesblog.com

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  13. Ha, I'm American size 11 or 11.5 and I NEVER thrift shoes, never find anything in my size!! It's good that pure getting us involved because I AM ON YOUR CASE GIRL, I WILL HOUND YOU UNTIL THOSE BOOTS ARE SOLD, DO YOU HEAR ME!!!! BE WARNED. ;-)

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  14. i'm the same when it comes to selling things on sites (like poshmark, etc)...having to photograph items, then store them until someone buys it...takes a lot of time and space. i usually end up getting frustrated with the cluttered storage that i end up donating the stuff. hope you're able to get your items up...sounds like you have some great things!

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  15. Looking lovely in your fall attire! I've already donned a leather jacket this month, too, as it's been quite chilly. Thinking about sporting my cowboy boots later this week. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  16. Who isn't on the hunt for cute vintage cowboy boots? I always look but they aren't really a thing around here. I have one pair I scooped which are actually men's so a little big for me. I wear them with thick socks or else I get blisters. A pair that actually fits me would be great but I'd be too afraid to buy any on Etsy because I wear either a women's 9, 9.5 or 10 depending on the brand and the way they fit and I would hate having to deal with buying something that doesn't fit.

    You look great in your jeans, leather jacket and scarf. It's still too hot here to put my leather jacket on or wear a scarf but I should not complain about that!
    xoxo

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  17. Too funny! That's exactly why I can't let myself buy stuff to sell...I would never ever get around to posting them. :) But hey, I bet it'll be nice to have the extra money from those sales right around the holidays!!

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  18. I have never shopped at EBay but I have always wanted to. I actually own a similar scarf. Mine is in a thick knit with a little silver sparkle on the thread. You look great, Megan. =)

    Happy Hump Day!!

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  19. I love ebay, I used to buy and sell, it was so much fun. I also love thrift stores, I recently bought a vintage pair of boots that i think were donated BY SJP! ( I have it on good word, fame aside, they are gorgeous)
    Now, do you have any teeny, tiny boots size 5 to 6, depending on if the toes is pointy and will torture
    my little toes?
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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